Get ready to hear the name Jherek Bischoff a lot more often. The multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and ex-Parenthetical Girls member has crafted an epic orch-pop debut called Composed, which is coming via Brassland on June 5.
And if you need a few familiar names to get you interested, the album features David Byrne, Nels Cline (Wilco, Nels Cline Singers), Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls), Soko, Carla Bozulich, Dawn McCarthy (Faun Fables), and even more notables.
The video for “Young and Lovely,” a dreamlike retelling of the Roman myth of Aurora, is bewitching in spite of its storyline. Filmed in an elaborate penthouse apartment and amid the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Australia, the locations’ decadence suits the trembling vocals and orchestral delicacy to a tee.